Designed as a CX race weapon, the Curve Cycling CXR is living life as a versatile adventure machine. Sure it's sweet spot is on the cross track but the CXR is being used for so much more.
Late in 2015 good friends of Curve, John Griffiths, Liam Crowley and Gareth Pellas attempted to ride from Canberra to Melbourne, mostly along the Bicentennial National Trail (BNT). It was an ambitious plan to cover around 1,000 km over an extended weekend through some tough terrain. We asked John to pen a few words to tell us about their adventure. Read on to check it out.
We just love hearing stories of the adventures that our bikes have been on. In 2015 the Curve Cycling team had some great adventures of their own, but so did a lot of Curve Cycling Grovel frames out there in the field. Here's the story of one of them, a trip from Darwin to Cairns by Ben Hirons.
You’re not really doing that alone are you?
That was the question I fielded most often during Christmas catch-ups pre-departure, and then in coffee shops and camp kitchens as I rode my way down down Tasmania’s east coast.
How good is the Tour Down Under, it's Australia's premier cycling event and it really does make Adelaide shine as one of the best cycling cities in the world. And we got to host a TDU version of our infamous Belgie Ride.
Riding on the huge success of our titanium frames, over the last 4 months we have purchased loads of Titanium, prepared many of our individually optimised tubes and now have a nice stockpile of our shiny frames. What's this all mean? It means our lead times will drop sharply, and you will get your hand built frame faster than ever before.
Join us for a spirited 40 km social ride around Adelaide! To celebrate the highlight of Australia's summer of cycling we're bringing Melbourne's infamous Belgie ride to Adelaide for the Tour Down Under. Bring your sense of adventure for this one and expect anything and everything. The course will include gravel roads, smooth bitumen through leafy suburbs, bike paths, a little non-technical single track, some dirt tracks and a few pinch climbs. While CX bikes will be most comfortable, road bikes will be fine and probably more fun! I'll be on my Curve Cycling Belgie with 25s.
Each year I like to do a Xmas ride. It's often been a pilgrimage back to Adelaide, the city where I grew up, but not always. It's a time to reflect on the year that's about to end and think forward to the future. This year I invited a good mate of mine, Sarah Hammond, to come along for the ride. 800 km non-stop. Read on to find out what went down!
Caring for your carbon rims is essential. This will ensure they run smooth, you'll be safe and they will last as long as possible. On going maintenance and mindful riding will help you get the most out of your wheel investment.
Steve was married earlier this year and on the morning after, he went for a ride with the boys. Now for his honeymoon, he and his lovely wife Beattie jumped on their Grovels to bike tour 1800kms from Munich to Barcelona. Here is Part 2 of their travels.